Posted on June 10, 2016 by david_pritchett
Eliseu’s contract expires at the end of this month, and although the press have speculated that his contract has been automatically renewed, there has been no confirmation from the player or the club. If Eliseu departs this summer, he could be replaced by Empoli’s Mário Rui, or Werder Bremen’s Santiago García. We learn more about the latter from Niklas Wildhagen of Bundesliga Fanatic.
Posted on May 29, 2016 by david_pritchett
Posted on May 23, 2016 by david_pritchett
Benfica have a Renato Sanches-shaped hole to fill in their midfield this summer. One name that has been recurrently linked with the club is that of Grêmio youngster Walace. We find out more about the Brazilian midfielder from Jordan Russell of Futebol Planeta.
Posted on May 18, 2016 by david_pritchett
Shortly after Renato Sanches sealed his €35 million move to Bayern Munich, rumours started to circulate that as part of the deal, Benfica have secured the first option on the Bavarians’ young Danish midfielder Pierre-Emile Højbjerg. But who is Højbjerg, and what would he bring to Benfica’s midfield? We asked Shantanu Paranjape from Bayern Central for the inside scoop.
Posted on May 11, 2016 by david_pritchett
Hot on the heels of Benfica's reported interest in Boca Juniors' Rodrigo Bentancur, the Eagles have been linked with another star of Argentina's Primera División, River Plate striker Lucas Alario. To find out more about the Argentinean forward, we spoke to Jordan Russell of Futebol Planeta.
Posted on May 4, 2016 by david_pritchett
A former Sporting and Benfica youth player, Mário Rui is little known in his native Portugal, but has been making a name for himself in Serie A. Linked with a return to his homeland by both the Italian and Portuguese press, we get the details on the diminutive full-back from Gregory Caltabanis of Italian Football Daily.
Posted on April 26, 2016 by david_pritchett
Barely a week goes by without Andrija Živković being linked with a top European club. Benfica are rumoured to have been close to his signature in the January transfer window, and may revisit their interest this summer. We find out all about the Serbian starlet from Pierre Vuillemot of Footballski, a website dedicated to Eastern European football.
Posted on April 20, 2016 by david_pritchett
With Renato Sanches’ future uncertain, Ljubomir Fejsa plagued by injuries, and Andreas Samaris struggling to recapture his best form, Benfica may be tempted to strengthen in central midfield this summer. We discuss one rumoured target, Málaga’s Ignacio Camacho, with Miguel Quintana of Spanish football site Ecos del Balón.
Posted on April 12, 2016 by david_pritchett
Rodrigo Bentancur is the latest South American starlet to be linked with a move to Benfica. We take a detailed look at the cultured Uruguayan midfielder, with Jordan Russell of Futebol Planeta.